Item #715 THE LIVING AND THE DEAD. Pierre Boileau, Thomas Narcejac, Boileau-Narcejac.


London: Hutchinson, 1956. First British Edition. Preceded only by the wrappered French First, the British Edition was the first in hardcover and the first to be translated into English. Basis for the 1958 film noir 'Vertigo,' directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring James Stewart and Kim Novak. The Dark Page, Vol.2, p.10-11. Item #715

First Impression. Octavo; brick red paper-covered boards, with titles stamped in gilt on spine; dustjacket; 192pp. Light foxing to endpapers, else Near Fine. Dustjacket is the second issue, both prices clipped, resulting in an uneven cut to bottom corner of the front flap; rear panel a bit soiled, shallow chipping at crown and upper corner tips, a tiny chip at the base of the front joint, and a larger one at the lower right corner; several edgetears with attendant creasing; Very Good only.

Price: $500.00